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Environmental Issues 2018-style

There was never any doubt that when Republicans won the 2016 election setbacks were in store for parts of the environmental movement that rely on government regulations. Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation were ready with swat teams to … Continue reading

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Note to my Congressman

Dave, Congratulations on your reelection last month and thanks for the conversation after the Second District convention. My wish list is brief, here it is. Create a process to audit where defense dollars go. We are spending a lot on … Continue reading

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle ObamaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars What surprised me was the clarity with which Obama depicted a life on the South Side of Chicago and how it influenced her both while coming up and once she had … Continue reading

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Fair Redistricting Makes for Fair Elections

The 2018 Midterm elections are over and I’m happy about the outcome. I live in Big Grove Precinct, nestled around Lake Macbride, and here Fred Hubbell beat Kim Reynolds by two votes of 1,107 cast in the governor’s race. Why … Continue reading

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Royceann Porter Democrat for County Supervisor

Last night Johnson County Democrats nominated Iowa City resident Royceann Porter for the Dec. 18 special election for county supervisor. I support her candidacy for two reasons. She is a Democrat who won the nomination in an open process, and … Continue reading

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An Uncivil War by Greg Sargent

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics by Greg Sargent My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written before the 2018 Midterms and Bret Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, Greg … Continue reading

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IDP and the 2018 Midterms

Part of me wants to get outside my wheelhouse and talk about the Iowa Democratic Party’s performance during the just finished midterm elections. Part of me does not. After the last presidential election I had some specific ideas about how … Continue reading

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